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1 hr ago | KFBB

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the execution ... (more)


Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Governors, Jan Brewer

3 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Some lethal injection problems in US executions

Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, US Politics, Ted Strickland, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ohio, US Governors

6 hrs ago |

Suspected Nazi war criminal dies before hearing

A suspected Nazi war criminal died in Philadelphia overnight Tuesday, just hours before a U.S. court ruling cleared the way for him to be extradited to Germany to face trial.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Thomas Jefferson University

7 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Montana senator accused of plagiarizing thesis

Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus

7 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Joaquin Castro, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Texas Government, Texas, US National Guard, US Military, Rick Perry, US Governors

8 hrs ago | Click2Houston

9/11 Commission: 'Terrorism not going away'

America's longest war. Much more National Security Agency surveillance. An alphabet soup of new government departments and agencies.


Related Topix: Terrorism

10 hrs ago | EDGE

Gay Porn Star Arrested at LAX After Attempt to Smuggle Meth in Anus

British gay porn star Bruno Knight used some of the skills he's picked up in the adult film industry which led to his arrest at Los Angeles Airport on June 16 for trying to traffic samples of crystal meth from the U.S. to the U.K. via his anus.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Metropolitan Detention Center, Los Angeles, Drug Enforcement Administration, Drugs

14 hrs ago | Evening Sun

Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics

Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela's president.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, Hugo Chavez, World News, Venezuela, University of North Carolina Charlotte

17 hrs ago | KVII-TV Amarillo

Texas-based drug ring leader gets nearly 23 years

Prosecutors say the leader of a Texas-based drug ring that supplied at least eight other states has been sentenced to nearly 23 years in federal prison.


Related Topix: Drugs, Texas, Federal Prisons, January

21 hrs ago | ABC News

Chinese Woman in Seed Corn Case Released on Bond

A Chinese woman charged as part of what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed corn companies is free on bond after a judge said she is a flight risk but can be closely monitored until trial.


Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Fresno Bee

After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police

The report is the culmination of a three-year investigation begun months after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint.


Related Topix: US News

Daily World

Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Violent Crime, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Death Penalty

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Ohio man accused of enslaving woman gets 30 years

An Ohio man convicted along with his girlfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in federal prison.


Related Topix: Ohio, Federal Prisons

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan

A man accused of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio is set to be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.


Related Topix: Ohio, Federal Prisons, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Science / Technology, NASA, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

WFAA-TV Dallas

Police say principal caught taking drugs to prison

A New York City elementary school principal has been arrested on charges of trying to smuggle drugs into a maximum-security upstate prison.


Related Topix: State Prisons, Coxsackie Correctional Facility

WLNE-TV Providence

UK announces inquiry for Russian spy death

The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a... The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Ohio


Wave of migrant children threatens to swamp U.S. immigration courts

A deluge of Central American children pouring into the United States threatens to burst the seams of already overstuffed immigration courts, and President Barack Obama's steps to ease the crisis are likely to make matters worse rather than better for some, U.S. officials and immigration lawyers said.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Arlington, VA


Man sentenced for hiding cocaine in a surfboard

Officials say a Los Angeles County man who attempted to smuggle nearly seven pounds of cocaine out of the country using a hollowed-out surfboard was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison.


Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA, Federal Prisons

WLNS-TV Lansing

Schuette Urges Changes After Killer's Prison Break

Michigan's attorney general is recommending numerous changes in prison security after a convicted quadruple murderer escape earlier this year.


Related Topix: Michigan

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

The medical examiner's office says it's still trying to determine what caused the death of a New York City man who appeared to be held in a chokehold as police attempted to arrest him.


Related Topix: World News, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas